Black Northern Writers Shaping the Literary Culture on the Tyne

Since time immemorial, the written word has transcended borders and writers who, either through economic migration, adventure, self-preservation, or the sanctity of their pen, have found refuge in new territories. These new cities have become homes to the erudite ones who have enraptured us through their published works and literary talents. Tyne and Wear in… Continue reading Black Northern Writers Shaping the Literary Culture on the Tyne

Ushering in another Black History Month: Journeys into Tolu′ Akinyemi’s Black ≠ Inferior

Title: BLACK ≠ INFERIOR Genre: Poetry (a collection) Author: Tolu′ A. Akinyemi Publisher: The Roaring Lion Newcastle LTD Year of Publication: 2021 Date of Review: 30th of September, 2021 Word Count: 1,490 Reviewer: ENANG, God’swill Effiong ‘From every mountainside, let freedom ring’—Martin Luther King Jr. Black ≠ Inferior was spurned with everything compared to what… Continue reading Ushering in another Black History Month: Journeys into Tolu′ Akinyemi’s Black ≠ Inferior

Northumberland’s Shining Light: Philip Stuckey talks up music, poetry and storytelling…

TNR: Who were your early influences as a singer/songwriter? PS: I love James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Dan Fogelberg…basically all the songwriters who write poetry in music form. I was a big fan of the Dunfermline rock band, Nazareth as a teenager and loved Dan McCafferty’s voice. I was never a great Beatles fan but recognised… Continue reading Northumberland’s Shining Light: Philip Stuckey talks up music, poetry and storytelling…